By the early 18th century New York City was second only to Charleston, South Carolina as an urban center of slavery. Four in ten households owned at least one enslaved person. Kidnapped, sold and put to work in the most objectionable jobs, hear their stories of struggle and triumph—from New Amsterdam where freedom could be earned to colonial New York, where subversive retention of culture was a rare victory in the face of oppression.
Written and narrated by Sam Roberts, Urban Affairs Correspondent, The New York Times, this audio walking tour features commentary from noted historians including Mike Wallace, author of Gotham and Christopher Moore, historian, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
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